The most demanded IT profiles in Spain: data scientists, cloud engineers and AI experts

The digital divide, defined as the difference between the supply and demand of professionals with digital skills, continues to grow in Spain and in the world. The demand for technological profiles is increasing and it is increasingly difficult for companies to find candidates that suit their needs. In fact, almost half (48%) of Spanish companies recognize that this gap is holding back their digital transformation programsaccording to a study conducted by Capgemini and LinkedIn.

According to the experts in training and digital talent at Verne Academy, the technology training division of the Spanish company Verne Technology Group, the most common profiles in Spain are those related to development and programming: computer engineers, electronics, analysts, etc. For their part, national and international companies increasingly demand analysts and data scientists, Cloud engineers and experts in Artificial Intelligence. The high demand for these professionals causes an increase in the salaries of these positions, due to their relevance and popularity. Profiles such as cloud architects or data scientists have Salaries of between 40,000 and 70,000 euros per yeara figure that increases depending on the years of experience and the curriculum, according to the experts at Verne Academy.

The shortage of digital talent in the sector has caused the appearance of the ‘senior bubble’ effectin which the most senior profiles rotate between companies in very short periods of time, generating in turn a bubble on wages, which in turn produces a reduction in margins and therefore in productivity.

IT training and new talent, keys to reducing the gap

To face the challenge of the digital divide in the IT sector, betting on new talent, reskilling and digital apprentices can bring great benefits to companies, which are committed to training their employees in technical and practical skills, improving their productivity and optimizing internal processes.

“Betting on the figure of the digital learner requires that companies trust the potential and ability to reinvest in profiles, beyond their technical background. Obviously, this reconversion process generates longer recruitment processes, since it is not about looking for existing talent, but about looking for potential talent, developing it and validating that it is suitable to fill the position. Instead of feeding the ‘senior bubble’ and looking only at specialized and highly qualified personnel, companies have the opportunity to generate value by training their employees, which allows them to stay up-to-date, keep up with their digitization processes and retain the talent of the employees”, explains Javier Torrenteras, director of Verne Academy.

Verne Academy Summit and the commitment to Verne’s training

In recent years, the commitment to training in the IT sector has not stopped growing. Employees and companies seek to improve their digital skills, specialize and grow professionally through technical, practical and compact training that gives them the tools to stay at the forefront of technology.

Through eminently practical and intensive training such as bootcamps or express training, Verne Academy allows IT professionals to acquire the technical knowledge they need and learn to face real challenges. In 2021, the Spanish technology company has had more than 1,500 students who have been trained in areas such as Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and Cybersecurity.

Among the initiatives carried out by the company to promote training in the sector, Verne Academy held the successful Verne Academy Summit, which brought together more than 130 IT professionals. After more than 17 years celebrating the SolidQ Summit, an event that brings together clients and followers of data technology, Verne Academy turned Alicante into the national center of digital talent with the celebration of the Verne Academy Summit on the past 20, 21 and 22 of September. Through presentations, workshops, success stories, etc., IT trainers and professionals were able to deepen and broaden their knowledge in the areas most in demand today in the market, such as data, AI, systems or cybersecurity, among others.

The event was attended by the Alicante City Council, which recognized Verne’s work as an outstanding technological player on the Spanish scene and his clear commitment to training professionals and promoting the development of local workers and companies to attract talent and business. to the region. More than 30 top-level companies were also present at the conference, including Indra, B2B Salud, Miniland, Legitec, Istobal, Ibermática, Futurs, Fermax, Inycom, Almirall, Dufry Group, etc.

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